University of Colorado at Boulder Research Associate Craig Lee found the atlatl dart, a spear-like hunting weapon, melting out of an ice patch high in the Rocky Mountains close to Yellowstone National Park. Lee, a specialist in the emerging field of ice patch archaeology, said the dart had been frozen in the ice patch for 10 millennia...
Read more here: Hunting weapon 10,000 years old found in melting ice patch
There are atlatl teams enthusiasts and tournaments this summer! click here to learn more!
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Barclay Mountain by Matt Carl - BCHS Tue, August 3, 6:30pm – 7:30pm at SRAC - 345 Broad Street Waverly, NY
"Old Barclay: A History of Coal Mining on Barclay Mountain" "Old Barclay: A History of Coal Mining on Barclay Mountain" reviews the story of Barclay Mountain's now deserted coal mining settlements, including Barclay, Fall Creek, Dublin, Graydon, Foot of Plane, Carbon Run, and Long Valley. The old methods of coal mining are described and the development of the incline plane, railroad, and canal system are also briefly discussed. General Admission: $5, SRAC members and students $4. Admission price includes admission to the SRAC exhibit hall. Presale tickets are available at SRAC during normal business hours.
Stacey Jones "Ghost Cop" & TV Personality Sat, August 7, 6:30pm – 7:30pm at SRAC: 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY
Stacey Jones "Ghost Cop": Top female Paranormal Investigator in USA Stacey was on 2 episodes of "A Haunting" on Discovery Channel; "Hidden Terror" and "Ghost Hunter" She was also on the series "One Step Beyond"-Discovery Channel, and featured on upcoming episode of "Ghost Adventures", She is also the lead in upcoming "CNY Spirits" -The CW Syracuse 8/28/10 Stacey gives lectures around the country for colleges, universities and Paranormal Conferences and founded 1st Paranormal Investigation Team in New York-called the "Central New York Ghost Hunters" which is the largest group in New York state. She has 25 years experience and CNY Ghost Hunters have been voted 2nd Best Organization in USA! Don't miss your chance to meet the most experienced paranormal investigator New York state! General Admission: $6, SRAC members and students $4. Admission price includes admission to the SRAC exhibit hall. Presale tickets are available at SRAC during normal business hours.
PA Andaste Chapter of Archaeology: The Kennedy Site: by Ted Keir Mon, August 16, 6:30pm – 7:30pm at SRAC - 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY
The "Kennedy site" is the Athens Susquehannock archaeological site having a large longhouse and village. Historical artifacts were found at the site that relate the people who lived there to those who were were thought to have left our region earlier than this site suggests, while other artifacts relate the site to some of the earlier sites known in Athens. As result, this site and our area has been thought of by many as the birth place of the Susquehannock warriors - who would become the only tribe that the Iroquois would ever fear. Many other interesting facts about this site will be shared on this free night of education presented by the Andaste Chapter of Pennsylvania and Ted Keir. Admission: Free Admission Night!
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Saturday, July 10, 2010
The Wayne, NY Historical Society recently donated a rawhide jacket to SRAC that is reportedly over 150 years old and made by a member of the Cree Indian tribe. The Cree Indians live in southern Canada and in some parts of the United States; North Dakota and Montana. The jacket, which is now on display at SRAC was a part of the Edward Wixon collection in Wayne, NY and will continue with that name at SRAC.
We want to thank the Wayne Historical Society for thinking of SRAC when they were looking for a new home for this impressive artifact,it is the first piece of clothing that we have add ed to our exhibit and I am sure it will be a popular piece with our visitors.
SRAC is located at 345 Broad Street Waverly, NY and is open from 1-5pm Mondays through Fridays and Saturdays from 11am – 4pm. To learn more about SRAC, visit www.SRACenter.org.